| Dec 2, 2011
| 9:54 AM
Vincent Van Gogh is an extraordinary artist about whom everything seems to be known. His brilliant work and tragic life, combined with a paper trail of letters to his art-dealer brother, Theo, have made him an irresistible subject for art historians,...
| Dec 23, 2011
John Chamberlain, a prolific American sculptor whose use of crushed automobile sheet metal became his signature during a career that spanned half a century, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 84.
Reportedly in poor health, he had been working on a...
| Dec 28, 2011
Helen Frankenthaler, a New York artist whose bursts of color achieved by pouring thinned paint onto canvas from coffee cans helped point art in fresh directions after the initial post-World War II explosion of Abstract Expressionism, has died. She was 83....
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:08 PM
Passport offers admission to three festivals
The city's "big three" art festivals open soon and with a $19 "Passport to the Arts," art lovers can have unlimited access to all three, plus other perks.
Each Passport includes one-time free parking in the...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:05 PM
This year's Chicago Dancing Festival, which finishes up Saturday with a free extravaganza at the Pritzker Pavilion, has been fun, uplifting, broad and deep. Certainly we've seen a lot of new faces, just as the increase in offerings has also attracted...
| Sep 26, 2011
We're not pointing fingers or anything, but let's just say we might have strolled into more than one apartment in our time, in which the fellow in charge of cleaning was, well, clearly otherwise preoccupied.
Exhibit One might have been the kitchen sink,...
| Oct 2, 2011
Rico Lebrun was probably the most famous Modern American artist working in Los Angeles in the decade following World War II. Yet, when the J. Paul Getty Museum opened "Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970" on Saturday, kicking off the...
| Oct 11, 2011
Beatrice Gersh, a distinguished art collector and patron of the arts in Los Angeles for more than half a century who played a significant role in the founding of the Museum of Contemporary Art, has died. She was 87.
Gersh, the widow of Hollywood talent...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 3:25 PM
When Wild Willy's Rock House & Sports Saloon opened in Annapolis last year, it promised to be the wildest party in town.
In the promo pictures, waitresses wore microscopic tops and jean shorts, holding on to pool cues and flashing come-hither looks....
| Sep 18, 2011
In September 1945, under a pall of ocher smog and summer heat, Los Angeles entered the postwar world. The city then was bigger, wealthier and more diverse than ever. Its established people — mostly past middle age and conservative, a few who were...
| Nov 27, 2011
As a young man living in the Bronx, Chazz Palminteri would escape the city on long drives into the Westchester County countryside where he'd tool along curving, forested roads, staring at the set-back mansions. To a guy with empty pockets, the gated lawns...